Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Ay aja!

Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Ay Aja!

Like totally. We haven’t done one of these in such a long time that it was only fitting to start back up with an ¡Ay aja! I first heard this term while Juan was watching one of his novelas. The young chica fresa in the scene was expressing her disbelief for what she was hearing […]

Achicopales

¡No te me achicopales!  Think of it as encouragement, coupled with just a little bit of good old fashioned guilt-tripping. It’s almost like saying “you can do it… just don’t let me down!” The very fact that me is included in the phrase, makes it completely personal! You might as well be […]

Mexi-Vocabulario: Changaro

¡Changaro!

Pues la casa.  El cantón.  The place you call home.  Where you live.  You know, ¡el changaro!  That place that starts out with a couple of walls, a door, a window, or two, a place to sleep in, to sit down and have meals in, to watch whatever you want […]

Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Regio! ¡Regia!

¡Regio! ¡Regia!

O sea, ladies and gents, allow me to introduce you to my new guilty pleasure. Cindy La Regia! She’s Mexico’s most famous niña fresa who’s been immortalized into an uber-popular cartoon character by artist Ricardo Cucamonga, and I just so happened to come across her singular style and sense of […]

Igualada

IGUALADA

Few other words in the Spanish language can insult you so specifically and succinctly as the word ¡igualada!  Often paired with a gata as in ¡gata igualada!, this palabra can at once throw your social-economic status in your face and tell you to basically “shut the hell up!” and stop talking.  The gata part here […]

Ave María Purísima

¡Ave María Purísima!

You know those moments when you’re left with your mouth open?  When somebody tells you something so shocking you just can’t help but stand or sit there unable to utter a single word for a couple of moments?  Or when the chisme is so good que empiezas a mover la cabeza from […]

Nanais definition

¡Nanais!

¿Te gusta esto?  Can you do this? What do you do for a living? How many of those have you had? What do you know about them? ¿Cuánto me puedes prestar?  What did you say? These are all pretty simple questions, right?  For the most part they are.  Except for […]